Anaheim visitors adore the fireworks at Disneyland any time of year, but the park really kicks it up a notch for the Fourth of July. An inspirational fireworks show is choreographed to patriotic music, and throughout the park you’ll find red, blue, and white treats that are only available once per year. Disneyland is a fabulous pick for Independence Day, but don’t forget about the other shows and parades around town.
If you still want to enjoy the Disneyland fireworks show but prefer to avoid the crowds (and little ones), The Fifth is the only rooftop bar in Anaheim. You’ll find it on top of the Grand Legacy at the Park. On the Fourth, there’s a full bar, live music, an evening BBQ, and a great view of Disneyland’s fireworks.
Let Freedom Ring
A short drive to Long Beach brings you directly to the dock of The Queen Mary. The famous cruise promises the ultimate all-American summer with live entertainment, historic tours, a patriotic movie, and plenty of family-friendly entertainment. The Queen’s fireworks show is sure to impress, and you’ll dance the night away below an incredible light show.
The Anaheim Hills’ annual celebration starts with a morning 5k/10k run at 7 a.m. Afterwards, fill up on a hearty pancake breakfast before the parade begins to wind through the streets. Live music starts at 5 p.m., and the fireworks show is at 9 p.m. It’s as American as apple pie (which is readily available from local vendors).